Sunday, October 29, 2000 8:35 AM
On my final visit to my home park for the season, I took Metra and Pace to the park and arrived at the park around 10:30. There was already a line of cars trying to enter. I feared for the worst. As I reached the crowded entrance, I dediced to place my backpack in the crowded locker. As I was getting my credit card, it fell out of my wallet. I picked it up, but little did I know that my season pass fell out also. I looked for my season pass and it was gone!! I looked in the crowd, but it was almost useless. I walked over to guest relations and asked them if they found it. They said no, but gave me a voucher to get in, becuase my name was in the system. After getting in, I walked over to...
Shockwave to ride my first ride of the day and last Shockwave ride of the year. I sat in the back seat. The ride was smooth and intense as ever. The back seat still had that snap over the first drop. After that, I walked over to..
Batman: The wait was about 20 min, so I sat in the front. The ride was intense, but seemed slow this morning. A little bit of head-banging on the flat spins also. After that I walked over to Brutal Planet, which was nothing but a small cemetary and some guy offering to electrocute me. I wasn't about to pay the money for the Mausoleum of Terror also. I next skipped on down to...
Iron Wolf: I waited about 30 min for the back seat. Waiting for the train to dispatch, I noticed that I could freely wiggle the "seat" back and forth. Well no wonder why it's so rough!! I tried desprately to enjoy the ride without pain, by leaning on the reatraints, but it only ended up hurting my shoulders. That drop into the corkscrew was still intense as ever. I then decided to mosey over to the Boo Line train ride. The show was too cheesy, and it wasn't even half as scary as the past rides. There were no Vampires descending down from the roof of the train, only some silly gunfight with zombies at a UFO test site. ?? After dropping me off at the same place, I wa欀攀搀 漀瘀攀爀 琀漀⸀⸀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀䐀攀洀漀渀㨀 ㈀ 洀椀渀 眀愀椀琀 吀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 椀猀 猀琀椀氀氀 昀甀渀 愀渀搀 愀氀猀漀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 栀愀瘀攀 琀栀愀琀 琀爀愀搀攀洀愀爀欀攀搀 䄀爀爀漀眀 爀漀甀最栀渀攀猀猀⸀ 䤀 猀琀椀氀氀 挀漀渀搀椀猀攀爀 椀琀 猀漀爀琀 漀昀 愀 氀漀漀瀀椀渀最 昀愀洀椀氀礀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀⸀ 䄀氀猀漀Ⰰ 琀栀椀猀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀椀洀攀 䤀 栀攀愀爀搀 琀栀攀 䐀攀洀漀渀 琀栀攀洀攀 猀漀渀最⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 瘀攀爀礀 㜀 ✀猀 搀椀猀挀漀⸀ 䤀 眀愀氀欀攀搀 戀礀 琀栀攀 愀氀洀漀猀琀 搀椀猀猀愀猀攀洀戀氀攀搀 匀欀礀 圀栀椀爀氀 愀渀搀 眀栀愀琀 爀攀洀愀椀渀攀搀 漀昀 琀栀攀 䠀愀礀戀愀氀攀爀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 栀攀愀搀攀搀 琀漀⸀⸀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀嘀椀瀀攀爀㨀 吀栀攀 挀爀漀眀搀猀 栀愀搀 愀爀爀椀瘀攀搀℀℀ 吀栀攀 眀栀漀氀攀 焀甀攀甀攀 眀愀猀 昀椀氀氀攀搀 愀渀搀 眀愀猀 漀瘀攀爀昀氀漀眀椀渀最⸀ 䤀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 愀渀 栀漀甀爀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 䤀 搀漀渀✀琀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀 漀昀 瘀椀瀀攀爀 琀栀愀琀 洀甀挀栀⸀ 吀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 猀瀀漀琀猀 漀昀 愀椀爀 漀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀琀 愀爀攀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 搀爀漀瀀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 搀椀瀀 漀昀 琀栀 搀漀甀戀氀攀 搀椀瀀 愀渀搀 愀琀栀攀 昀椀渀愀氀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 吀栀攀 昀椀渀愀氀 栀椀氀氀 椀猀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 洀礀 昀愀瘀Ⰰ 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 椀琀 愀猀挀攀渀搀猀 氀椀欀攀 愀 渀漀爀洀愀氀 栀椀氀氀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 搀攀猀挀攀渀搀猀 愀琀 愀渀 愀渀最氀攀 猀琀攀攀瀀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 愀渀礀 漀琀栀攀爀 搀爀漀瀀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 攀砀挀攀瀀琀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 琀椀洀攀 琀漀 渀漀琀 昀椀最栀琀 椀琀 愀渀搀 爀椀搀攀 琀栀攀⸀⸀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀刀愀最椀渀最 䈀甀氀氀㨀 䤀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 ⼀㈀ 栀漀甀爀猀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 䤀 挀愀渀✀琀 挀漀洀瀀愀爀攀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 琀漀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀⸀ 夀漀甀 最攀琀 猀瀀漀琀猀 漀昀 愀椀爀 椀渀 瀀氀愀挀攀猀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 搀漀攀猀渀✀琀 栀愀瘀攀 愀渀搀 瘀椀挀攀 瘀攀爀猀愀⸀ 夀漀甀 愀氀猀漀 昀攀攀氀 猀漀洀攀 䜀✀猀 漀渀 琀栀攀 昀椀最甀爀攀 㠀 栀攀氀椀砀⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 猀甀渀猀攀琀 愀昀琀攀爀 䤀 搀攀瀀愀爀琀攀搀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 猀漀 䤀 昀漀氀氀漀眀攀搀 洀礀 瀀氀愀渀 琀漀 漀渀挀攀 愀最愀椀渀 爀椀搀攀⸀⸀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀䈀愀琀洀愀渀㨀 吀栀攀 攀砀琀攀渀搀攀搀 氀椀渀攀 眀愀猀 椀渀 甀猀攀 愀渀搀 椀琀 攀砀琀攀渀搀攀搀 愀氀氀 琀栀攀 眀愀礀 漀瘀攀爀 戀礀 倀漀眀攀爀 䐀椀瘀攀⸀ 䤀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 愀戀漀甀琀 栀漀甀爀 ㈀ 洀椀渀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 一漀眀 琀栀椀猀 眀愀猀 洀漀爀攀 氀椀欀攀 椀琀⸀ 䤀 爀漀搀攀 愀琀 渀椀最栀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀愀猀 椀渀琀攀渀猀攀 愀渀搀 昀愀猀琀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 栀愀搀 琀栀愀琀 猀甀搀搀攀渀 猀琀漀瀀 琀栀愀琀 䤀✀瘀攀 最爀漀眀渀 琀漀 氀漀瘀攀⸀ 䤀 栀攀愀爀搀 栀愀氀昀 琀栀攀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 氀攀琀琀椀渀最 漀甀琀 戀爀攀愀琀栀猀 漀昀 爀攀氀椀攀昀 漀爀 猀愀礀椀渀最 ∀漀栀 洀礀 最漀搀∀ 愀琀 琀栀攀 攀渀搀⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 昀椀渀愀氀 爀椀搀攀 漀渀 䈀愀琀洀愀渀 漀昀 琀栀攀 猀攀愀猀漀渀⸀ 䤀 琀栀攀渀 樀漀最最攀搀 琀漀⸀⸀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀䄀洀攀爀椀挀愀渀 䔀愀最氀攀㨀 䤀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 瀀氀愀渀渀椀渀最 漀渀 眀愀椀琀椀渀最 氀漀渀最 椀渀 琀栀椀猀 氀椀渀攀 愀渀搀 䤀 眀愀渀琀攀搀 琀漀 最攀琀 愀 昀爀漀渀琀 猀攀愀琀 爀椀搀攀 愀渀搀 猀琀椀氀氀 栀愀瘀攀 攀渀漀甀最栀 琀椀洀攀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 圀栀椀稀稀攀爀Ⰰ 嘀椀瀀攀爀 愀渀搀 刀䈀 愀最愀椀渀⸀ 圀栀愀琀 䤀 昀漀甀渀搀 漀甀琀 眀愀猀 琀栀愀琀 漀渀氀礀 琀栀攀 戀氀甀攀 猀椀搀攀 眀愀猀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最⸀ 䈀漀礀 眀愀猀 䤀 瀀椀猀猀攀搀⸀ 伀昀 愀氀氀 琀栀攀 渀漀渀ⴀ戀甀猀礀 搀愀礀猀 琀漀 爀甀渀 漀渀攀 猀椀搀攀Ⰰ 眀栀礀 搀椀搀 琀栀攀礀 挀栀漀漀猀攀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 琀漀 氀愀猀琀 搀愀礀㼀 䤀 眀愀猀 琀攀洀瀀琀攀搀 琀漀 猀欀椀瀀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 栀愀搀 愀 氀椀渀攀 琀栀愀琀 攀砀琀攀渀搀攀搀 漀甀琀猀椀搀攀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 眀漀甀氀搀 渀攀瘀攀爀 昀漀爀最椀瘀攀 洀礀self. I waited 45 min for the front seat. The ride was very good at night, but would have been much better on the red side. There was an unexpected pop of air before the final helix that took me off guard. I was hoping that the brakes for the final helix were turned down or off, but no luck this time. After I got that out of the way, it was time for...
Viper: The line was only a tad bit shorter than the first time. I had to forgo my front seat ride and Whizzer, thanks to AE. I chose the ejector seat, first car third seat. The ride was perfect. Plenty of airtime and strong laterals at the second turn. Combined with the cold night air, this made for a very fitting final ride. Well, on to my last ride of the night and the season..
Raging Bull: The queue was also shorter than before. I waited 50 mins for the back seat. The ride was starting off well, until my one-use camera flew out of my pocket on the first drop. With that a-side, the snap on the drop was definately there, and the airtime on the drop off the brakes, and the drop before the figure 8. Perfect.
On the way out I lost my bus pass.
Sunday, October 29, 2000 5:12 PM
I was there, too. I did pay for the masoleum of Terror, it was just about as good as past years, nothing really special. Viper ran intense, so did Raging Bull. Batman front row still is unbelievable.
BTW, I did see a bus pass laying on the ground in line for the Masoleum. I remember thinking, why is there a bus pass on the ground?
Monday, October 30, 2000 3:57 AM
mental note: buy a hip pack heheheheh :)